Staff

  • Executive Director and Professor, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education at the University of Maryland

    Gerrit-Jan Knaap

    Gerrit-Jan Knaap is Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, Executive Director of the National Center for Smart Growth Research at the University...
  • Research Professor, Director of the Planning and Design Center and PALS Program Senior Advisor at the NCSG

    Uri Avin

    Uri’s 40 years of experience span both the public and private sectors. Prior to his appointment at UMD, Uri was the Practice Leader for Regional...
  • Faculty Research Assistant

    Nicholas Finio

    Nick Finio is currently a Faculty Research Assistant at NCSG and PhD Candidate in the Urban and Regional planning program. He primarily works...
  • Administrative Assistant

    Linda R. Walker

    Linda R. Walker, works an Administrative Assistant II for the National Center for Smart Growth’s Director, Gerrit Knaap. Linda comes to the...